Search Results: "Katherine Feng"


BOOK REVIEW

PANDA KINDERGARTEN by Joanne Ryder
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2009

"EWSLUGp2008 is a better choice. (panda facts) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Ryder's latest focuses on the care and learning opportunities that are given to new panda cubs at China's Wolong Nature Preserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TUM: The Unmoved Mover by Andrew Feng
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"A lively adventure that charms and delights despite raw writing and an erratic plot."
In Feng's (co-author Cool-Doo, 2012, etc.) children's novel, a boy and his robot brothers attempt to save the world from an evil scientist—but they have to stop fighting first. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE-INCH GOLDEN LOTUS by Feng Jicai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A superficially whimsical and picaresque tale of old Chinese society, luminously evoked, but with a deadly serious underlying subject that gives it a sobering edge."
In the tradition of Swift, contemporary Chinese writer Feng Jicai (Chrysanthemums, 1985) critiques Chinese society by focusing on the grotesque as he tells the story of one family's obsession with bound feet—the perfect ``three-inch golden lotuses'' of tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A real-life Revenge of the Nerds, the tale captures some of the excitement of the day when a machine took a man to the woodshed. (20 halftones)"
A byte-by-byte account of the successful effort of IBM computer scientists to create a machine that could defeat a genius. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ORIOLE by Jianxin Zhou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2012

"Part story, part literary rumination, part introduction to an artistic technique, this is more a compendium than an integrated app. Still, there are rewards here for reflective readers. (author blurb) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A confusingly organized import with aural and visual appeal aplenty features a small bird on a long journey and an unusual hands-on project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GWENDOLYN GRACE by Katherine Hannigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"More character study than story. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Gwendolyn Grace, an anthropomorphic alligator, is having a hard time adjusting to being a big sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMALINE AND THE BUNNY by Katherine Hannigan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The author's winsome watercolors lend an ethereal quality to this sweet, funny story that respectfully maps the warrens of a child's psyche as it celebrates the glorious mess that is nature. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If you lived on Shipshape Street in a town called Neatasapin, you might want a very untidy bunny for a pet too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Young readers may enjoy the story, but will likely skip the orthographic history and the vague suggestions for follow-up activities at the end. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This confusing foray into Chinese writing pairs a dreamy narrative illustrated with handsome linocut and painted-paper collage scenes with small representations of selected characters' supposed evolution from pictogram to (simplified) modern form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY OF A DOLPHIN by Katherine Orr
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 1993

"A charming account, illustrated with stylized, decorative paintings that beautifully evoke the luminous colors of the Caribbean and the joy of this unusual friendship. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
Based on actual events, an appealing story about a dolphin and the owner of a ``dive boat.'' Laura tells how her father earns a friendly dolphin's trust by waiting for him to make first contact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE DIRT by Katherine Ashenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This lighthearted overview may well lead readers to further research. (sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Nine illustrated chapters loosely trace the various ways cultures around the world have dealt with keeping their bodies clean—or not. Read full book review >